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We love when guest writers stop by to share their knowledge and love of keeping goats. Take a minute to learn something new from an experienced goat keeper!
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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Stearns Diamond Savanna Ranch

Dalton and Dani Stearns are building their family’s dream cattle and South African Savanna goat ranch with a lot of hard work, intentionality, and persistence.

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Your Goat’s DNA Could Be the Clincher for Your Goat Pedigree

Some goat registries request DNA samples to verify parentage. How can a DNA Purity test help in a registration certificate and pedigree?

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk

There are many good reasons for raising dairy goats, and this article is the best place to start for more information about the best goats for milk.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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Goat Worms and Other Medicine Considerations

Anyone raising goats for any length of time has had a sick animal, whether with goat worms or infections. Our primary concern is doing whatever is necessary to get the goat well, as soon as possible.

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Show Preparation Leads to Success

 Preparation is the key to success. Like so many other little rules or suggestions in life, this phrase works quite well with showing dairy goats, or showing in general.

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Let’s Talk Baby Goat Names!

How do you pick a herd name and your baby goat’s name? We began with what was required for registering with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA).

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The Goats’ Journey

By Sophia Rotoli, age 11. My name is Starbeam. I am an Angora goat. I live with my mother, Moonleaf, and I have one brother, named Clover. We live in a small patch of forest in the middle of nowhere.

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How to Raise Goats In Your Backyard

You’ve decided to get a goat or two and try them for awhile, but don’t know where to start. If you have never owned any livestock before, but want to learn how to raise goats in your backyard, getting started is a simple but big step.

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